This is a sweet story full of antropomorphisms but if you're a dog lover you probably won't care about that, I didn't! I listened to this book in two sessions. I like Joe Barrett's voice it is kind and gentle and I felt fitted the story well.
I love dog books. This book was written by a friend of mine (full disclosure) and I was eager to download it. The story is wonderful--Oogy is a remarkable dog, and the family that adopts him is special as well. The author tells the whole story very well, but the narrator bothered me the whole book long. His voice was just wrong for me. That may not be so for others, so please don't let that stop you from listening to a heart-warming dog tale.
Audible has made it possible for me to get things accomplished and stay on the move while listening to some of my favorite books. Love it!
I'm a Pit Bull lover, actually I love all dogs. OOGY was the underdog and needed someone to try to understand him and his actions. He got just that from Larry, even if it did take him a bit to figure it out. Enjoyed the way Larry wrote the story out.
When he was able to break through his torment and Larry understood.
When things fell into place for OOGY and his partner.
Highly recommend to dog lovers of any type.
There are many sweet moments in the daily life of Oogy's family, but not enough story about Oogy and his impact on the family or his community. I wanted to know Oogy, not about the philosophy, preparation, and cooking of bacon in Oogy's home.
Not sure...I would be hesitant.
Yes, I think there were lesson in the story we could all learn.
Oogy, because he had so much love to share
Larry Levin-because it is nice to see a soft side of a man
If you are a pet lover or just like a story where an underdog comes out on top in spite of hardship, try this book. I'm blessed to have been introduced to Oogy!
Undoubted Oogy is a great dog, amazing even, to have endured all those. Kudos too to Levin, to have poured in unconditional love to care for this damaged (yet unbroken) dog. However, there's just no story in the book, it fell dead flat starting from the first page until the end. It fails to live up to the promising premise of the book (a damaged yet unbroken love, unconditional love only a family can bestow). It failed to put a smile on my face, to pull my heartstrings that I have hoped for from time to time. Ironically, the only part of the book that has bit of emotion in it was on the story about the kids adoption; which is not the center of the book and definitely not the reason I picked up this book. Just a disappointing book, doesn't really live up to the spirit and love of Levin to Oogy (or even of Oogy to Levin).
Crazy Dog Lady
As a lover of animals and dog rescuer, I found Oogy's story uplifting. I enjoyed listening to it. The fact that it is not an over-emotional tear-jerker was a definite plus, since I listen to Audio Books as I sew and iron.
Oogy's story of going from an abused dog to a treasured family member. I'm hoping that there will be another book about Oogy as he moves on into his next "career", and I live that just as I was thinking that would be a great thing for Oogy, sure enough, that is going to be his next move!
This is a great story, of that love that is forever. A love without reservations, and no limits. If you are a dog lover, you will be touched by this one.